Dr Edwin Ugoh

Consultant General Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist


Dr Edwin Ugoh is a top consultant psychiatrist based in Essex and London. He has specialist experience in the assessment and management of a variety of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, alcohol and drug addictions and dual diagnosis (co-existing mental health and addiction).

Dr Ugoh is on the specialist register as a specialist in general adult and substance misuse psychiatry. He has an MSc from University of Hertfordshire in 2010.

He has worked as a senior doctor across both the private and public sectors and since 2018, he has been working as a consultant in general adult and addiction psychiatry in Essex Partnership University Partnership Foundation NHS Trust. He provides clinical leadership for substance misuse teams in West and South Essex. Dr Ugoh is currently a consultant with visiting privileges to Priory Hospital Chelmsford. Therefore, he has access to a well-resourced and established pool of clinicians. He provides treatment and care for both self-funded patients and those with medical insurance.

Dr Ugoh offers a recovery-focused approach. He strongly believes in a collaborative approach to his treatments, ensuring his patients are fully involved in their treatment plans and recovery.

Position at Priory

Dr Ugoh is a consultant psychiatrist with visiting privileges at Priory Hospital Chelmsford since 2020.


  • Dr Edwin Ugoh graduated from College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1993. He then completed his Masters of Science (psychiatric practice) postgraduate degree at the University of Hertfordshire, England in 2010.
  • He did psychiatry training in London and Hertfordshire, achieving a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2012.
  • He has been a consultant in General Adult and Addition Psychiatry in the NHS in Essex since 2018 and this year was awarded a consultant with visiting privileges to the Priory Chelmsford.

Research interests

  • Dr Edwin Ugoh is keen on training GPs about managing prescribed and illicit drugs, he is currently working on a research on Trends of prescribed opiates amongst GPs in West and South Essex.

Clinical articles and research papers

  • Management of self-harming patients in a psychiatric ward, Ugoh E*, Anderson J+, Ashaye O, Pathmanandam H, The Online Journal of Clinical Audits. 2010; Vol 2(3);p53-59. Published August 2010.
  • Exploring the opioid prescribing practices of general practitioners (GPs) in West and South Essex, UK. Ugoh, E. Icheku, V. (2021)
  • Ugoh, E., Ashaye, O., Anderson, J. & Pathmanandam, H., 2010, In: The Online Journal of Clinical Audits. 2, 3, p. 53-59
  • Different Shades Of Recovery in Addictions Psychiatry Spring newsletter 2012 Royal College of Psychiatrists


  • English Language
  • Igbo
  • Yoruba


  • Bachelor of Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree
  • CCT in General Adult and Addiction Psychiatry.
  • Diploma in Abnormal Psychology
  • Masters of Science (MSc) postgraduate degree
  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych)

More so now than ever, the daily stressors, past emotional issues, societal pressures put a burden on our mental health leading to a variety of mental disorders and negative coping methods. Please contact me for support.

I am a specialist in the assessment and management of mental disorders including clinical depression, bipolar affective disorders, schizophrenia, social and generalized anxiety, etc.

I am also an addiction psychiatrist specialising in the management of alcohol misuse/dependency, Illicit and prescribed drugs dependencies. I offer recovery focused assessment and management interventions that are non-judgmental and person centred. I support my patients in their recovery journey towards abstinence from illicit and prescribed drugs, alcohol, legal highs and other addictive behaviours.

I have a special interest in the management of people with dual diagnosis (co-existing mental illness and drugs/alcohol dependency or misuse. This is an area that has a lot of stigma; people with co-existing mental illness and substance misuse are often left unsupported.

I have a recovery focused approach. I believe there should be a collaborative approach, meaning my patients are very much involved in their treatment plans and recovery. Keeping in mind, that mental illness not only affect the patients but also loved ones hence working with other like-minded colleagues, a holistic approach to treatment and support is offered.